Winston Reid - Signs on loan to June 2021

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Very happy with this as he is here to cover for emergencies. I wonder if he will be another Efan Ekoku or will play his part.
Hoping he will be as successful as Graham Rix. Was nowhere near fit when he came to us but still looked class
 

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Has everyone got a West Ham mate then?
 

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Captain of the best team in Oceania!!! New Brentford just mental
 

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Good first interview, I thought, even if he seemed a little disappointed in the questions!
 

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Winston was born in 1988, and played at FC Midtjylland from 2005 to 2010.

Rasmus Ankersen was their U19 coach until the end of 2007. Although Winston had a very early debut on the first team, there is a chance that Rasmus actually has been his coach at some time.
 

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This reminds me of a signing of yesteryear.. a latter day Micky Droy.
 

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Good first interview, I thought, even if he seemed a little disappointed in the questions!
Every time a question finishes, his eyes read "jeez, how will I answer this by not just repeating what I've already stated about being happy to be here/happy to get games/happy to help the team any way I can".
 

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Every time a question finishes, his eyes read "jeez, how will I answer this by not just repeating what I've already stated about being happy to be here/happy to get games/happy to help the team any way I can".
It was a pants interview. We did learn the traffic is worse getting to Jersey Rd than getting to West Ham's training ground though, so that was insightful 😂
 

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I like this chap. A suitable amount of confidence in what he's done and what can be done. Some proper NZ sportsman swagger too. He will do a job for us.
Let's just hope the play off final isn't decided by a super over if he's playing.
 
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Even bigger mention on New Zealand tv lunch time news. Showed part of the interview and also said it will be good for the New Zealand national team.
 

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Imagine if someone told you 18 months ago we’d have both Pontus Jansson and Winston Reid on our books
 
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Imagine if someone told you 18 months ago we’d have both Pontus Jansson and Winston Reid on our books
Two broken old men?

We haven’t a hope. ☹
 

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This reminds me of a signing of yesteryear.. a latter day Micky Droy.
I remember Micky Droy one Boxing Day home to Cardiff , on the halfway line near to New Rd doing a drag back with the ball as a Cardiff player was attempting a sliding tackle on Mickey. Droy stood there and looked down at the lad with a smile on his face
 

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This doesn’t mean that Winston will have to play 90 minutes, twice a week, but provides cover as a player who won’t be shoehorned into playing out of position.

Plus great sub opportunity in any game, where we are hanging in there for the win, and one of the other CB’s is tiring or has been slightly injured.
Or he can start a game, giving EP or MBS a bit more rest, and then be subbed later on if necessary.
More squad rotation opportunities.

Another strengthening of the defence for the final push to the top.

Every game is now critical, no matter who it is against!
And TF needs every option available.
 

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This doesn’t mean that Winston will have to play 90 minutes, twice a week, but provides cover as a player who won’t be shoehorned into playing out of position.

Plus great sub opportunity in any game, where we are hanging in there for the win, and one of the other CB’s is tiring or has been slightly injured.
Or he can start a game, giving EP or MBS a bit more rest, and then be subbed later on if necessary.
More squad rotation opportunities.

Another strengthening of the defence for the final push to the top.

Every game is now critical, no matter who it is against!
And TF needs every option available.
Or if one of the CBs is on a yellow or has been sent off and we need to see a game out.
 

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I think Winston is the 2021 Clinton Morrison for Brentford.
A cheerleader, with great experience, who won't play much but will have a positive effect on the dressing room.

That's what I reid into this signing anyway.
 

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Every time a question finishes, his eyes read "jeez, how will I answer this by not just repeating what I've already stated about being happy to be here/happy to get games/happy to help the team any way I can".
I thought Winston did as well as you could expect with such a dreadful interviewer.
 

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I get the feeling he hasn't just been signed to keep the bench warm, I think he'll play an important role in our promotion challenge......I may be wrong but we'll see ?
 

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So Wet Spam see this loan as an in on a successful bid for Ivan. I hope this doesn't compromise Winston's loyalty.
I know it's probably FLW blather but .....
 

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So Wet Spam see this loan as an in on a successful bid for Ivan. I hope this doesn't compromise Winston's loyalty.
I know it's probably FLW blather but .....
The only way it’d be an in on any of our stars would be if Reid was so bad that he single handedly ensured we didn’t go up. In terms of pure relationship building, I think we’ve got enough institutional memory of their shenanigans over Said and Hogan to not be dazzled by getting Reid on loan, even if it is one where they’re bearing most of his huge wages.
 

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they mostly seem to say he was a great player but the injury ruined him! Let’s hope that’s not the case!
We seem to have a first class fitness and conditioning team and, as discussed ad nauseam previously, monitoring of individual player's statistics to minimise injuries due to fatigue. I don't expect him to be thrown on to give it a go, especially at 'Boro.
 

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He's insurance really and as the recent posters have said, well under-written against shenanigans. West Ham supporters seem quite miserable since leaving the Boleyn and their recent upturn hasn't impressed their outlook much.
 

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There was one comment about him going to ground alot, at a time when it wasn't a problem to defend like that. I hope that's changed if/when he gets some game time.
 

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I'm guessing social distancing rules meant there wasn't any nose rubbing at Jersey Rd on Monday?
 

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What a luxury to guide the team through the very latter stages of the last few fixtures.

Looks like he is being built up very slowly. 5m against Bristol City and 10m today. Hopefully see him alternating between MBS & Pinnock by the end of the month.
 

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Where did he play when he came on?
Right wing (y)

Looked like he was the middle of the three at the back, with Ethan staying right side, strangely. At one point i thought we were going totally bizarre as Henrik and Rico swapped sides, inverted wing backs?! But i think it was just after a corner or sthg and they hadn't had chance to swap back...
 

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What a luxury to guide the team through the very latter stages of the last few fixtures.

Looks like he is being built up very slowly. 5m against Bristol City and 10m today. Hopefully see him alternating between MBS & Pinnock by the end of the month.
I have a feeling that we are hoping his first start will be against Barnsley.
 

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I have a feeling that we are hoping his first start will be against Barnsley.
We will need to give him a start in appropriate game so not throwing him into a game against a real promotion rival totally cold. He does look to have a RE assuring presence about him which could really help us come end of season
 

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We will need to give him a start in appropriate game so not throwing him into a game against a real promotion rival totally cold. He does look to have a RE assuring presence about him which could really help us come end of season
Royal Engineers? Always an assuring presence, great bridge builders :)
 

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I have a feeling that we are hoping his first start will be against Barnsley.
I think he’ll only start if absolutely necessary. He’s here to provide cover, not a rotation option.

If MBS & Pinnock stay fit I can’t see Reid starting more than two games between now and the end of the season.

The CB partnership is the area TF doesn’t like to mess with. We only saw Pontus come in and out because of his fitness issues
 

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I think he’ll only start if absolutely necessary. He’s here to provide cover, not a rotation option.

If MBS & Pinnock stay fit I can’t see Reid starting more than two games between now and the end of the season.
We have to rotate. Pinnock has looked jaded in the last few games, Sørensen can't go on for ever, both are left-footed and, if we are to rest Dalsgaard, we need experience at the back. It's about managing Reid to match fitness and getting him accustomed to our style of play, then using him and later Jansson.
 

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Suspect once he gets a start he'll improve us and become a regular. We are giving away a lot of sloppy goals this year. We're just so good in the other aspects of the game that it's not been costing us points.
 

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I think he’ll only start if absolutely necessary. He’s here to provide cover, not a rotation option.

If MBS & Pinnock stay fit I can’t see Reid starting more than two games between now and the end of the season.

The CB partnership is the area TF doesn’t like to mess with. We only saw Pontus come in and out because of his fitness issues
I bet its the other way round that hes here to be a rotation option.

EP looks a little off the pace atm, theres a lack of experienced organisation back there (especially with crosses and set plays) WR will hopefully play a big part come the end of the season.
 

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Whether he’ll be started regularly when fully fit, rotated in to rest EP or MBS, or just brought on to help us see games out, he looks an excellent option for TF to have. Just knowing he’s available and getting his experience in the squad probably lifts a great deal of pressure on the team.
 

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